September Meeting at Lomax Farm

Join CCFFC for a special September 21st general meeting at Lomax Incubator Farm, 4335 Atando Rd., Concord, from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees can tour the only incubator farm in Cabarrus County, meet local farmers, learn more about community gardens, and network with others interested in local food. Also enjoy light refreshments.

There is no fee to attend; Pre-registration is requested.

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Southern Grace Distilleries Tour 4/13

Join us for a tour of Southern Grace Distilleries, one of the region’s first distillers, housed in a re-purposed prison in Mt. Pleasant on Thursday, April 13th from 6 to 8 p.m. Visitors will watch a short film about the origins of Southern Grace; tour the prison including the barrel house, hot box, and still room; and  end in solitary confinement for a tasting of their two products: Sun Dog 130 and Sun Dog Pink Lemonade. This event  is open to anyone interested in local food and drink production and will conclude with a potluck dinner and time to socialize. The cost is $7 per person; visitor’s must be 21 or older. Reservations are required. Address: 130 Dutch Rd., Mt. Pleasant.

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April Social Event at Southern Grace Distilleries

Join us for a tour of Southern Grace Distilleries, one of the region’s first distillers, housed in a re-purposed prison in Mt. Pleasant on Thursday, April 13th from 6 to 8 p.m. Visitors will watch a short film about the origins of Southern Grace; tour the prison including the barrel house, hot box, and still room; and  end in solitary confinement for a tasting of their two products: Sun Dog 130 and Sun Dog Pink Lemonade. This event  is open to anyone interested in local food and drink production and will conclude with a potluck dinner and time to socialize. The cost is $7 per person; visitor’s must be 21 or older. Reservations are required. Address: 130 Dutch Rd., Mt. Pleasant.

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Don’t miss the upcoming March 9th meeting, an informative Poverty Simulation. Reserve your spot at the link below. No cost to participate.

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Poverty Simulation March 9th

The Cabarrus County Farm & Food Council will host a Poverty Simulation for their next general meeting. The simulation will be held on 3/9/2017 from 6 to 8:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Davis Hall, 70 Union St., Concord.
Brought by the Hunger Relief Sub-Committee, the Poverty Simulation is designed to help participants better understand the challenges that face low-income families trying to survive month to month. Participants actually assume the roles of different family members facing poverty in this eye-opening simulation.

Due to the nature of this event, no food will be served. Meeting size is limited and registration is required.

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Local Food Speaker Series 9/8

The next Local Food Speaker Series and general meeting of the CCFFC is Thursday, September 8 from 6-8 pm. Jessica Castrodale and Tri Tang of the Carolinas Healthcare System will speak on the Children Wellness Initiative Network (WIN)–“Changing the way children eat and live so that healthy kids become healthy adults.”  WIN’s goal is to bring together leaders from many areas to lead a coordinated effort to improve child health as it relates to nutrition and physical activity. The meeting will be held at the Cabarrus County Governmental Center, 66 Church St; admission is free.

Registration is Open for Sustainable Ag Conference

The 31st Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference will be held November 4-6, 2016 in Durham, NC. Over 1,200 attendees are expected to attend for workshops, hands-on intensives, farm tours, demonstrations, and more. A highlight of the conference is the Local Food Feast Friday, November 4 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center. Friday’s schedule also includes skill-building intensives and tours of area farms and food businesses.

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